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Lena-Winslow achieves a memorable close to 2018 season REPORTER

The NUIC season was one that many area sports fans will remember, especially Lady Panthers fans who saw their team once again push opposition to the limit, before eventually succumbing to a Sectional finalist. The Lady Panthers faded from the season after they ran into the Milledgeville Lady Missiles who came away with the Freeport Aquin Sectional Semi-Final win, 8-1. The four seed did not disappoint fans though. They pulled off some big wins on their way to the short journey east and the second round. Ciara Miller was nearly unhittable as she struck out twelve Lena-Winslow batters and limited the Lady Panthers on base opportunities. Alexandra Schmidt covered all bases on her sixth inning shot to help secure the win for the two-seed Lady Missiles. Lena-Winslow pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the post-season on Saturday, May 19, when they knocked off the NUIC-West Champion and overall number one seed, Eastland Lady Cougars, 6-4. The win gave them the Regional Title and they earned it in front of the home fans. Beating Eastland was something Lena-Winslow found itself able to do this season already. It wasn’t something that many teams in the West could accomplish though. The Lady Cougars were 12-2 in head-to-head matches this year, but Lena-Winslow beat them on Tuesday, May 1, 4-0. The Lady Panthers grabbed the 1-0 edge after two and then added three insurance runs in the top of the seventh to collect the win. A little over a week later Eastland returned the favor with a 5-0 win on Thursday, May 10. The Lady Pan-

thers closed the regular season on a .500 clip and ended regular season play with a 6-8 West mark and a five-game under .500 overall mark. The boy’s baseball team didn’t see the type of success that their lady counterparts had this season. They worked through a regular season closing schedule that saw wins hard to come by. It changed when they entered the post-season however. The Panthers were issued the eight-seed in this year’s 1A State Baseball Playoffs. That meant they had to play on opening day of the State Tournament. The advantage earned with the eight-seed gave them the home game and allowed ten-seed South Beloit to pay a visit. Lena-Winslow knocked off South Beloit 9-5 in the playoff opener, which allowed them to stay home for the 1A Regional Semi-Final and a showdown with the top seed in the River Ridge Sectional Complex, Freeport Aquin. The Bulldogs were 14-2 in the NUIC-East this year and carried a 21-3 mark into the post-season. The record was good enough to earn them second place in the final standings, one game behind the 13-1 Forreston Cardinals, who were 24-3 this season. The Cardinals were Sectional Champions this year. They lost to Aurora Christian, 2-1, at the Super-Sectional this past week. Lena-Winslow’s season ended as uniforms were turned in and the school district said goodbye to this year’s seniors. A strong class of younger players can take the summer off to get ready for the upcoming fall sports season and the first steps in defense of their Class 1A State Football Championship defense. The volleyball season begins in mid-August with players asked to get registered and ready to practice, prior to the late August and early September matches.


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American Legion Auxiliary adds Illini Girls State spots American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State is a week long program dedicated to providing training for young women in city, county, and state government. They are placed into a two party system and will run for office, campaign, vote, and write legislation pertinent to American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State as well as the state and nation. Along with forming their own government of these three levels, they will also hear from guest speakers in the political arena (present and past), veterans and/ or active service men and women, American Legion Auxiliary members, and motivational speakers. Americanism and flag etiquette are taught this week as well. Along with the educational benefits and the importance of voting and getting involved in your community, state, and nation, our goal is also to give young

women confidence and knowledge to go forward in their adult lives and not be afraid to go for their dreams. Those eligible have just finished their Junior Year in High School, be from Illinois and have a C or above average. Dates this year are June 17 to 23. Fees are paid and the delegates will board a charter bus in Lena, Pearl City, Shannon, Polo, or Dixon. There are funds to send a few more girls and this is an awesome life-changing experience. It is held in every state in the Union and this is the 78th year holding it. If you know of anyone that is eligible and would like to take advantage of this opportunity and join 400 other young ladies from throughout the state, please contact or 815-369-4684 before Thursday, June 14.

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Ag and natural resources scholarship availability announced

The R. C. Miller Agriculture Scholarship Fund is seeking individuals interested in applying for a scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Funds are given to help college and university students who are, or will be, studying agriculture, natural resources, or related programs with an emphasis in conservation. Those chosen to receive the award will receive a$1000.00 scholarship. To be eligible to apply, individuals must be residents of Stephenson County and be enrolled in an agriculture or related degree program with an emphasis in conservation. Applicants must be accepted at their chosen college or university and be a full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours per semester. The Stephenson County 4-H and Extension Foundation Board is responsible for selection the scholar-


Lena Weekly Gathering

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The Lena Weekly Gathering features games, fresh produce, great foods and much more every Wednesday evening in the Main Street parking lot in downtown Lena.

A sincere thank you to the relatives, friends, and members of my church who helped me to celebrate my 90th birthday on May 20th. Also thank you for the many cards and remembrances I received. A special thank you to my children for their time in preparing for the event. Kenneth Musser 318695

Accelerated Readers

These Lena-Winslow Third Grade students accumulated hundreds of reading hours to make the school’s Top Accelerated Readers list.

Monroe Clinic to offer extended hours for student athletes Monroe Clinic is offering extended hours in June and July to help student athletes obtain the physical wellness documentation needed to play sports in the 2018-2019 school season. Convenient evening and weekend hours have been added: Extended Hours: Monroe: Family Medicine - Wednesday 5-7 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. - noon

Pediatrics - Monday & Tuesday 5-6 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m. – noon Freeport: Monday 5-7 p.m. Lena: Tuesday & Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Student Sport & Wellness Physicals are available at most all Monroe Clinic branch locations during

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athlete is healthy and ready to perform. A comprehensive analysis of a student’s health is completed, and any necessary immunizations are given. Students leave with proper paperwork for the school sport programs and the cost is covered by most insurance companies. Walk-in Pre-Participation Evaluations (PPE) for student athletes will still be available at FastCare-Monroe and Urgent Care- Freeport.

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The connection between posture and disabilities

tem care. Awareness, self-care, and other physical interventions render some spinal and postural problems both avoidable and reversible. Just How Bad is Bad Posture on Health Outcomes? Scientists conducted research to evaluate the effects of poor posture on rates of disability. Researchers studied 884 people over the age of sixty-five by splitting them into four groups based on the quality of their posture. The first group contained patients with the best posture and the fourth group contained patients with the worst posture when compared to other patients. The conclusion proved an increased risk in need for assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) as posture deteriorated: • Group 1 versus Group 2: Group 2 had a 46% higher risk of need for ADL assistance • Group 1 versus Group 3: Group 3 had a 290% higher risk of need for ADL assistance • Group 1 versus Group 4: Group 4 had a 393% higher risk of need for ADL assistance The risk of disability increased proportionally

as posture deviation increased. The science involves the relationship between the spine and central nervous system. The nervous system directs the function of the entire body. The health of the spine plays a significant role on the function of the nervous system. Chiropractors help millions of people in all age categories achieve greater health and quality of life by focusing on the health and alignment of the spine to prevent or reverse the negative effects of stress on posture. Spinal and postural health represents one of the greatest health outcomes to measure and improve on a yearly basis. Three simple tips to prevent or reverse postural deterioration posture includes: 1) Seeking regular Chiropractic checkups and adjustments. 2) Moving the body regularly. Never sit for more than 90 minutes at a time during the day. 3) Maintaining good posture when sitting, sleeping, or working on the phone or computer. Bonus: Drink more water to hydrate spinal discs and muscles. Posture provides an external foundation to the body which protects the internal function of organs and systems. Chiropractic helps millions of people achieve optimal health that includes a reduction in the risk of disability every week through precise spinal rehab procedures and postural adjustments from CBP Doctors ( to find a CBP Doctor).

must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work. Iowa State University Honors Students from this area include: Kelsey Grace Finn of Elizabeth, 4, Nutritional Science (H SCI)

Tanner Lawfer, 2, Agricultural Systems Technology, and Jordon E. Oellerich, 3, Agricultural and Life Sciences Education both of Lena Timothy Thomas Lott of Pearl City, 4, Food Science (AGLS) Ellen J. Bonvillain of Stockton, 4, Management

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A strong foundation serves as the safety and security of a home. The foundation provides the structure with the ability to withstand wind and storms on the outside while maintaining the ability to provide shelter and security on the inside. A similar relationship applies to the human frame. The foundation of the human frame contributes to the function and efficiency of the organism. Achieving greater l evels of health and life quality depends on the quality and stability of the body’s foundation. The spine and posture serve as the foundation of the human frame. These crucial features of the body directly influence function due to the relationship between the spine and the central nervous system. Recent headlines compared abnormal posture to smoking. Health advocates equate dormant sitting to the negative impact of smoking. Too many people remain unaware of the detrimental impact which accompanies abnormal spine and postural health. Statistics reveal that over 60% of the workforce sits in front of a computer as some part of their job. Spine and postural problems lead to a host of present and future health challenges. Individual health care plans offer hope for a better tomorrow when utilizing a proactive approach to nervous sys-

College News Knox College Class of 2018 Graduates

About 300 Knox College seniors received their bachelor’s degrees on June 3, 2018, at the College’s Commencement exercises. The new graduates include: Brady Raab of Warren graduated and majored in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology. Raab is also a graduate of Warren Junior Senior High School. Mark Voreis of Lena graduated and majored in International Relations with a minor in History. Voreis is also a graduate of Lena Winslow High School. Founded in 1837, Knox College is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois.

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transparency to legislative sexual harassment investigations Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law a measure that will increase independence in the investigation of legislative ethics complaints in Illinois. This new law, which makes significant reforms to the Legislative Ethics Commission and Office of the Legislative Inspector General, changes the process of handling ethics complaints to provide those who would come forward greater confidence that their concerns will be reviewed in a timely, transparent manner. “This bill is a victory for the heroic women who have stepped forward to take on the culture of fear, abuse and retaliation that permeates too much of state government. Illinoisans should applaud this improvement and champion the women who stood up to Illinois’ political power structure in order to make this change happen.” Rauner said in his signing message. “Through

their courageous words and actions, they have declared that the culture in Springfield must change.” Under HB 138 the Legislative Inspector General (LIG) will be allowed to conduct independent investigations into sexual harassment allegations without obtaining consent from the Legislative Ethics Commission (LEC). The new law will create an independent search committee to recommend candidates for LIG, establish new restrictions on political parties and lobbying firms, and bring greater transparency to the management of ethics complaints. It also makes it possible to hire a full-time LIG, instead of the current part-time position, to more quickly investigate ethics complaints. “Those who have been subject to sexual harassment can now have greater confidence that the investigatory process will not be

controlled by those who are being investigated. The era of self-dealing in Springfield must come to an end,” Rauner said. “Victims should not live in fear that the truth they tell will bring more pain into their lives. That’s why I’m signing this bill – because it will help protect Illinois’ daughters, mothers, wives and others who dedicate their lives to improving state government.” While this legislation is a step in the right direction, Rauner identified two critical flaws that should be addressed quickly by the legislature. First, the LIG should not need the legislature’s approval to investigate any type of ethics allegations. “The same independent investigation that is needed for claims of sexual harassment is also needed for allegations such as bribery, fraud, prohibited political activity, and other crimes and ethics violations,” Rauner said, noting that

the legislature has the authority to make those changes. Rauner also noted that the LEC, which oversees investigations of claims against legislators and legislative staff, should not be composed of legislators. Outside individuals, not connected to the legislative process, should be tasked with oversight of the General Assembly. “Illinois has one of the nation’s highest rates of public corruption, and Illinoisans have the lowest confidence in their government compared to citizens of every other state. An independent Legislative Inspector General and independent commission are needed to help restore Illinoisans’ confidence in the legislature,” Rauner said. While work remains to be done, Rauner commended the work of the members of the General Assembly who made this step forward possible, and urged them to continue

Congresswoman Bustos voted to pass the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018. This legislation takes critical steps in improving our nation’s water infrastructure through the authorization of Army Corps of Engineers’ water resources projects. Additionally, this legislation includes Congresswoman Bustos’ bipartisan bill, The Navigation Workers Protection Act, which will ensure that the operation, maintenance and repair of federally-owned locks and dams continues to be performed by skilled federal employees.

The Water Resources Development Act of 2018 passed on the heels of President Trump imposing a series of tariffs on key trading partners including China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union. “By passing bipartisan legislation to invest in our water infrastructure, we’re making America more competitive in the global economy,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “Every year, more than 600 million tons of American goods pass through our inland waterways. Without a functional lock and dam system, there’s no way these high quality American

products would get to marketplaces around the world. I’m proud to have worked across the aisle to include an amendment that will help ensure our river systems run efficiently. “However, we still have a long way to go. This is why Democrats introduced our Better Deal to Rebuild America - a $1 trillion investment that will create 16 million good-paying jobs rebuilding our nation. “Despite this bipartisan progress on our waterways, I’m deeply concerned by how President Trump’s

trade war is making it harder for our manufacturers and agricultural producers to succeed. Hardworking Americans are doing their part already. Our farmers expect a trade policy from Washington that helps them grow their business rather than impulsive tariffs that undermine our economy.” Congresswoman Bustos is a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee which advanced this legislation through Committee by unanimous consent on May 23, 2018.

pushing for reform. “I have to applaud the Illinois Senate Women’s Caucus who really championed this issue and have made this advancement possible,” Rauner said. “I hope they will stay vigilant, and remain engaged as we continue to work together to take on this toxic culture of corruption in Springfield.” The new law also makes various changes aimed at increasing transparency including requiring enhanced reporting of matters brought to the LEC and the Executive Ethics Commission, procedures for LEC members to recuse themselves, and addresses limitations concerning the sharing of information about complaints and the investigative process with complainants. It also allows the Secretary of State Inspector General to enforce rules that apply to lobbyists, providing for suspension or revocation of a lobbyist’s registration for a sexual harassment violation.

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paid $3.7 million to one farming operation comprised of two individuals and 32 corporations. The operation reported that 25 members (plus 10 spouses) contributed active personal management, but no personal labor in the field. Support for these large farming operations works against other USDA programs, like beginning farmer loans, rural development programs, and more. The positive impact from those programs is diminished when corporate agriculture is strengthened by excessive and unnecessary farm program payments. Taxpayer dollars shouldn’t be misguided to further drive farm consolidation, increase barriers for beginning farmers, and decrease the number of true family farms in our agricultural system. Instead, sound, effective payment limitations should be implemented and enforced to ensure taxpayer dollars aren’t funding the squandering of rural America.


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Pearl City High School Gymnasium in Pearl City, IL. A celebration of life was held at the Lena Evangelical Free Church in Lena, IL., Monday, June 11, with Pastor Jim Erb and Pas-

tor Wayne Fischer officiating. A luncheon was served after the service. Private family services will be held at Highland Cemetery in Pearl City, IL. A memorial has been established

John was preceded in death by his in George’s name. Online condolences and memories can be shared Mother Aldona Macis, Father John J with the family at www.hermannfu- Madenis, Brother Kenneth Madenis, Brother-in-law Dell Burford, Brother Edward Madenis, and Son Donald J Madenis. JOHN K. MADENIS John is survived by his Sister JuJohn K. Madenis, 74 left us on Memorial Day of 2018 at his home lie Burford, Sister Dorothy (Jeff) in Lena, IL. He will always be re- Drogos, Sister Janice (Carmen) Tito, membered for his commitment to Son Jeff (Suzy) Madenis, Daughterthis country and his family. John in-law Amanda Madenis, Daughter was proud to be a Green Beret and a Jennifer (Ryan) Wyse, Granddaughmember of the Army Special Forces, ters Megan Mischung, Eve Wyse, Sophia Wyse, and Grandsons Wyatt as well as a father. John was a union pipefitter for Madenis, Gideon Wyse, Tirian Wyse many years. He was a valued trades- and Elon Wyse. He will be missed. man and an avid outdoorsman. A memorial service was held at the John belonged to many organizations, the Moose, the American Le- VFW in Belvidere, IL on Saturday, gion, the VFW, the Masons, and the June 9. Condolences may be sent to the family at Lithuanian culture to name a few.

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GEORGE M. VISEL George M. Visel, 86 of Pearl City went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at his home. He was born Aug. 11, 1931 in Evanston, IL to George and Maybelle Visel. He graduated from Evanston High School. After graduation he attended Bethel College in Minnesota where he met Marilyn. They were married Dec. 27, 1952 in Freeport IL at First Baptist Church. Eventually they made their home in Pearl City. George was a member of the Evangelical Free Church of Lena. George served in the Korean War for two years as a radio dispatcher with the US Army. His love of golf gave him the opportunity to be a “Pro” at a golf course. George knew he wanted to work with young people so he turned down this opportunity to teach school. In 1958, George took a teaching position at the Pearl City High School, as a junior high science teacher, teaching until his retirement in 2005, giving 47 years to the same school district; something virtually unheard of today. George returned to college in 2002 and obtained his Master’s Degree in 2004. During his time at Pearl City High School he was instrumental in developing the golf team and coaching for 34 years. He served as a Boy Scout leader, was a Pro-Marksman and a Sharpshooter, receiving a medal for this while in the army. He was a church youth leader, a Deacon and served as a Sunday school teacher. At school he also coordinated a stamp club, a coin club and a bowling league. In 2004 he was inducted into the Shoot the Bull, Northwest IL Hall of Fame and was runner-up in 1979 for Illinois teacher of the year. George co-founded the Pearl City Park District and served as Mayor of Pearl City for 24 years. Together George and Marilyn founded “Floral-Feather-Fin” and ran that business for 42 years. They had greenhouses that contained tropical plants, fruit trees and 1500 varieties of cactus. They also raised and sold birds and fish. Weddings and floral arrangements for many events were part of the business as well. George is survived by his five children: Daniel (Ellen), Terilyn (Jim) Kennedy, Douglas (Kris), David (Barb), Donovan (Amy), daughter in-law Connie Visel, 20 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, sisterin-law Sylvia Cotten, a niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn, his parents, his mother and father in-law and sisterin-law Carolyn Delzell. The family would also like to thank George’s caregiver, Uolianna Kravets, for her care and dedication to him over the last nine months. Visitation was, June 10, at the

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The 55th wedding anniversary of Jon and Diane Kaufman of Stockton, IL is Friday, June 29, 2018. Jon Kaufman and Diane Kirk were wed June 29, 1963 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Stockton, IL. The Rev. C.J. Thennes officiated the ceremony. The Kaufman’s are the parents of Lynn (Gary) Richardson of Flower Mound, TX and Stefanie (Steve) Vanderheyden of Stockton, IL. They have four grandchildren, Nicholas and Kristin Richardson of Flower Mound, TX and Shayna and Reese Vanderheyden of Stockton, IL.


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Orangeville American Legion to stage Flag Retirement Ceremony The Orangeville American Legion Post 720 will be holding the annual County Legion Flag Retirement Ceremony on Monday, June 11, 6 p.m. at the Orangeville Village Hall, 301 S. East Street, Orangeville, Illinois. The public is invited to this event. The American Legion performs this service annually, usually around Flag Day. Our faded, frayed and un-

serviceable U. S. flags are properly, and respectfully, retired and destroyed. Please give your unusable flags to a Legion member at any time. All Legion posts in Stephenson County, the Boy Scouts and Orangeville village officials will take them. The flags will be stored at the Orangeville Village Hall until the time of the ceremony.

Planetary Studies Foundation offers free stargazing Looking for a fun activity to do that won’t cost any money. This will be the second of this year’s stargazing events. Come join the Planetary Studies Foundation (PSF) as they explain the beauty of the skies and the mesmerizing constellations. The young crescent moon will be situated seven degrees to the upper left of bright planet Venus that evening. Woodbine Bend Golf Course is best known to have one of the darkest skies locations in Jo Daviess County. This stargazing event is on Saturday, June 16 at 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Enjoy the evening by bringing your folding chairs, blankets and your

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imagination as we explore the wondrous skies at dusk. Do not hesitate to bring your own telescope, bug spray, friends and family. If it is raining or heavy cloud covering, this event will be cancelled. These events are free and opened to the

public. The Woodbine Bend Golf Course and Restaurant is located at 3500 E. Center Road in Stockton, IL. For more information about these events please contact PSF at 630-670-3088 or 815-858-2014. We can’t wait to see you.

Stephenson County Ag Breakfast The 33rd Annual Stephenson County Ag Breakfast will be held Saturday, June 16, at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds in Freeport, IL. The local foods breakfast will be served from 6-10 a.m., and a variety of displays and activities will

fill the morning. This year’s event will include more interactive and educational agricultural displays highlighting the dairy theme. Advance tickets will be available for purchase at the Farm Bureau Office, which will result in a shorter wait time in the serving line. The fairgrounds are located on the south side of Freeport at 2250 S. Walnut Rd. For More information on the breakfast, call Ardath DeWall, at 815-864-2561, Barb Curry, volunteer coordinator, at 815-235-4125, activities and displays, Kristin Dinderman, at 815291-9922.




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Luke and Megan Sheffey of Pearl City, IL are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Vivienne Louise Sheffey born on June 6, 2018 at FHN Hospital Freeport, IL. Grandparents are Steve and Janis Sheffey of Pearl City, IL and Terry and Bonnie Marsh of Freeport, IL. Great Grandparents are Reita Sheffey of Pearl City and Jr. and Judy Hunziker of Ridott, IL. Vivienne joins sister Elliotte 3, and brother Hudson 2 at home.

Artisans and crafters are invited to the heart of Jo Daviess County for the 40th Annual Ice Cream Social & Arts and Craft Fair at Apple Canyon Lake on Sunday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Apple Canyon Lake Clubhouse, 14A157 Canyon Club Drive, Apple River, IL. The Apple Canyon Lake Ice Cream Social and Craft Fair has been an annual tradition for decades and Association members, and the public alike, look forward to this event each year which features barbecue, grilled all-beef hot dogs, chips, a large selection of delicious pies and desserts, and ice cream. Booth space is available indoors and out. The craft fair and ice cream social goes on rain or shine. Your freestanding canopy is welcome provided there are no stakes. For more information, call 815-492-2769 or download a crafter’s registration form at programs/events/ics/

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Dan and Beth Marcure are proud to announce the birth of their son, Marshall Maddox Marcure born on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 8:41 a.m. at Finley Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Marshall joins his sister Makayla. Maternal grandparents are Joel and Julie Loven, Lanesboro, MN. Paternal grandparents are Dave and Diane Marcure, Stockton.




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CHURCH Pearl NEWS City First United Methodist Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will gather for worship on June 17, at Good Shepherd, 118 E. Mason St. Lena, IL, at 9:30 a.m. This is Fellowship Sunday. Our service will be at the Fellowship Hall. Have coffee and juice on your table while we read scripture and have conversation about the Word of God together. There will be Holy Communion, special music by Men’s Choir, and potluck luncheon after the service. Everyone is welcome. Our VBS Gospel Express All Aboard will be on Monday June 18 to Thursday June 21, in cooperation with Lena UMC and the Beloved Church. Supper starts at 5 p.m. at UMC. Come and Join us for crafts, games, snacks, music, Bible stories, and worship. On Wednesday June 20, at 8 a.m. the Piece Corps Quilters will work together to craft quilts for Lutheran World Relief. They are always looking for more people to help tie quilts and sew. No previous quilting experience is necessary. Come join the fun and make a difference in the world. On Wednesday June 20, from 5-8 p.m., Good Shepherd will be downtown Lena with free games for all ages. There will be basketball hoop, giant JENGA, hula hoops and more. Stop by and a have fun evening. On Thursday, June21, Good Shepherd will be at Friendship Center for Devotions and Desserts. If you have any questions, please call the church at 815-369-5552.

Kent/Willow United Methodist Churches

Kent/Willow UMC Churches will worship together Sunday June 17, “Fathers Day” at 9 a.m. at Kent UMC. Jim and Judy Schubert were able to go on a “St. Judes” trip in May and received a tour of the hospital. This was a very “special” and interesting trip for them. They will be sharing some of the events and if you have never been there, you won’t want to miss this time and some pictures. They are very thankful to all who helped them to be able to go on this trip. You are invited to stay for the refreshments and fellowship that follows. Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m. studying from the Holy Bible, all are invited to stay for this time Kent UMC is located right in the town of Kent, IL. For more information, please call Pastor Chuck at 262-308-2379.

Church to host ‘A Night of Music’ Join us at Pearl City First United Methodist Church, 411 S. Main St, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, for “A Night of Music” brought to you by the Pearl City UMC Choir. The choir will be performing an Encore performance of the Cantata, “The Road to Calvary” along with some other special music. Join us for ice cream following the event. A free will offering will be taken that evening and will be used for church improvements.

FHN a Gold Sponsor of 2018 Fit Challenge for the Boys & Girls Club

FHN is proud to be a gold sponsor of this year’s Fit Challenge, a team competition designed to test strength, endurance, athleticism and mental toughness. All proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of Freeport & Stephenson County. The event combines a 3K run with numerous obstacles requiring teamwork to navigate. It will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 16 (registration begins at 7 a.m.) at the Boys & Girls Club of Freeport & Stephenson County at the King Community Cenholes of golf with carts at the Free- ter, 511 S. Liberty Avenue in Freeport Club, brats and beverages on port. the course and a prime rib dinner. A The entry fee for a team of up to large number of prizes are awarded 6 is $150, and team trophies will be and each golfer will receive an atten- awarded to top finishers. The prodance prize. ceeds will go to the Boys & Girls The Aquin Open has had annu- Club Annual Scholarship Campaign al participation by more than 200 to support after-school and summer golfers and has supported Freeport programming. Catholic Schools with over $630,000 For more information or to regisin contributions. According to this ter, contact Craig Wainman at 815year’s chairman, Mike Mahoney, 238-6632, James Rhyne at 815-233projects have included a new roof for 1600 ext. 123, or Mary Kauffman at Aquin High School, startup costs for 815-235-8528. baseball and softball programs, new computers, new buses, scholarships and support for teachers. To sign up for the 2018 Aquin Open, golfers should call Mike Mahoney at 815-238-5882.

38th Annual Aquin Open set for July 26 The 38th annual Aquin Open will be held Thursday, July 26 at the Freeport Club (former Freeport Country Club). There will be two shotgun starts, at 7:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. The Aquin Open is the longest-running, educational fund raising golf event in Northwest Illinois. For their greens fees golfers get 18

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ship winners, and past recipients may re-apply for consideration each year. The R.C. Miller Scholarship was established by Miller, a life long Stephenson County resident and ardent supporter of agriculture, natural resources and conservation. Miller, who died in 2007, left a legacy in the community for his support of a variety of programs and efforts, especially youth and conservation causes. To receive an application, please call the U of I Extension-Stephenson County at 815-235-4125 or can be found on the following website under Scholarships: http://web.extension. html Completed applications are due by June 22, 2018 to the U of I Extension Office-Stephenson County, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd, Freeport. If requested, the application can be emailed to applicants for completion.


720 N. Freedom Street Lena, IL • 815-369-5591 Dr. Jim Erb, Senior Pastor Rev. Scott Wilson Assoc. Pastor of Youth Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School/ABF 8:45 a.m. AWANA-Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. Junior and Senior High Youth Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. Listen to pastor’s weekly sermon at 289317

We would also like to announce that we will hold our VBS “Shake It Up Cafe” July 15-19, from 6-8 p.m. Ages three through sixth grade are welcome to attend. The VBS program will be held on July 22, at 8:30 a.m. You can register now online at or pick up a form at Pearl City First UMC. Our regular worship services are held Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Our June series is Love and Marriage.

Thank you to family and friends for the birthday cards and well wishes. Greatly appreciated. Bill Bonnet


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Words can not begin to express our gratitude for the phone calls, cards, flowers, memorials, food, and the out pouring of love and support from our families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and from some we did not even know. Special thanks to Wayne Fisher for your support and the service you delivered was so (Brian). Thanks to Dr. Tawfik for Brian’s care and Leamons Funeral Service. We are truly blessed by all of you. The family of Brian Williams Christine, Ashlee, Branden, Tina and Family, and Jacob


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A brief history of Father’s Day Compiled by Tony Carton EDITOR

Father’s Day is coming up, so in honor of dear old dad, we look into the history of Father’s Day. Sadly, retailers and marketers, in an effort to make a quick buck, have bastardized the original meaning of Father’s Day. A holiday that was supposed to honor dad and enumerate his special qualities, now is used to sell chili pepper ties and shop vacs. Hopefully by understanding why the concept of Father’s Day was created, we can better celebrate and honor the fathers who raised us into men.

The History of Father’s Day in the United States There are two stories of when the first Father’s Day was celebrated. According to some accounts, the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington state on June 19, 1910. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd came up with the idea of honoring and celebrating her father while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon at church in 1909. She felt as though mothers were getting all the acclaim while fathers were equally deserving of a day of praise (She would probably be displeased that Mother’s Day still gets the li-


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due to some bad planning, the celebration in Spokane, Washington was deferred to the third Sunday in June. The other story of the first Father’s Day in America happened all the way on the other side of the country in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908. Grace Golden Clayton suggested to the minister of the local Methodist church that they hold services to celebrate fathers after a deadly mine explosion killed 361 men. While Father’s Day was celebrated locally in several communities across the country, unofficial

support to make the celebration a national holiday began almost immediately. William Jennings Bryant was one of its staunchest proponents. In 1924, President Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge recommended that Father’s Day become a national holiday. But no official action was taken. In 1966, Lyndon B. Johnson, through an executive order, designated the third Sunday in June as the official day to celebrate Father’s Day. However, it wasn’t until 1972, during the Nixon administration, that Father’s Day was officially recognized as a national holiday.

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on’s share of attention). Sonora’s dad was quite a man. William Smart, a veteran of the Civil War, was left a widower when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child. He went on to raise the six children by himself on their small farm in Washington. To show her appreciation for all the hard work and love William gave to her and her siblings, Sonora thought there should be a day to pay homage to him and other dads like him. She initially suggested June 5th, the anniversary of her father’s death to be the designated day to celebrate Father’s Day, but

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Grandfathers are fathers who are grand, Restoring the sense that our most precious things Are those that do not change much over time. No love of childhood is more sublime, Demanding little, giving on demand, Far more inclined than most to grant the wings Allowing us to reach enchanted lands. Though grandfathers must serve as second fathers, Helping out with young and restless hearts, Each has all the patience wisdom brings, Remembering our passions more than others, Soothing us with old and well-honed arts.



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(Abovev) Hundreds of area residents poured into St Joseph Hall in Lena for the church’s annual Strawberry Social. (Right) Dennis Groezinger is one of the volunteers that helped make the annual Strawberry Social hosted by St Joseph Church in Lena a success. (Far right) Will Groezinger volunteered to help unload the milk truck at the annual St Joseph Church Strawberry Social in Lena.

Pearl City Upperclassman Scholarship program Pearl City Education Foundation (PCEF) is offering $6000 in Upperclassman Scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. The June 30, 2018 deadline is fast approaching for Pearl City college students to apply for the Pearl City Upperclassman Scholarship program for the 2018-2019 school year. Eligible Pearl City college students are those who have successfully completed at least their first year of college. PCEF has allotted $6000 to fund the Pearl City Upper-

classman Scholarships for our College or Trade School fulltime students in the 2018-2019 school year. Applications are available at the Pearl City School office or on the School website (guidance counselor’s site), and also at the Pearl City Public Library and the State Bank of Pearl City. Check our blog on the Pearl City Bank’s website for additional information. Since its 2010 inception the Pearl City Upperclassman

Scholarship program has awarded 70+ scholarships with over $27,000 having been distributed. This program is designed to be perpetual. The Pearl City Education Foundation (PCEF) welcomes additional donations to help increase the number, size, and scope of scholarships as well as helping to provide funds for learning experiences for students beyond the regular academic programs. These donations are tax deductible. Pearl City Education Foundation has a 501(c) (3) tax status.


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Highland Farmers Market College News student awarded American Legion returns for seventh season Area Auxiliary Mildred R. Knoles Scholarship

It is that time of year again for the Highland Farmers Market, which will begin on Wednesday, June 6, for its seventh season. The market will be held every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Highland Community College in parking lot C (near the YMCA). The farmers at the market offer a

variety of fresh, local produce. In addition to produce there will also be beef, lamb, pork, jams, jellies, bread and other baked goods. All products are locally grown or locally produced by local farmers. For more information about the Highland Farmers Market call the University of Illinois Extension call 815-235-4125.

Highland Community College holds ESL Open House Highland’s Adult Education department is hosting its English as a Second Language (ESL) Open House from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13 in the Community Services Building at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill. This is a great time to meet ESL current students, volunteers, and staff who will be on hand to answer

questions about classes, tutoring, and materials. This project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library (ILS), a division of the Office of Secretary of State, using state funds designated for literacy. For more information about this open house, please contact 815599-3460.

Dr. Lance Satthoff will present “Taverns, Trinkets, and Tidbits; History of Monroe’s Taverns and Bars” at the Green County Genealogical Society’s July 7, meeting. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Monroe Public Library at 925 16th Avenue.

Light refreshments are available 15 minutes before the meeting. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and there is no cost to attend. Call Sharon Mitchell 815-868-2416 or Donna Kjendlie 608-921-1537 if you have questions. Please leave a message if we are not available to answer.

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VILLAGE OF LENA NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Village of Lena will be accepting sealed bids for a new roof at the old water tower building located at 201 Vernon Street until June 27th at 5:00 p.m. Bid specs may be picked up at Village Hall. All bids must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “RoofWater Tower Building”. Bid will be approved at the Monday, July 11th Village Board Meeting. The Village of Lena reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any technicality in order to serve the best interests of the Village. All bidders must supply the proper proof of insurance with the Village’s required limits and must comply with the Prevailing Wage Rate Ordinance established for the Village of Lena, Stephenson County, State of Illinois. 318660

VILLAGE OF LENA NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Village of Lena will be accepting sealed bids for Brick Repair/Tuckpointing at the old water tower building located at 201 Vernon Street until June 27th at 5:00 p.m. Bid specs may be picked up at Village Hall. All bids must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “Brick Repair/ Tuckpointing - Water Tower Building”. Bid will be approved at the Monday, July 11th Village Board Meeting. The Village of Lena reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any technicality in order to serve the best interests of the Village. All bidders must supply the proper proof of insurance with the Village’s required limits and must comply with the Prevailing Wage Rate Ordinance established for the Village of Lena, Stephenson County, State of Illinois. 318652

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The American Legion Auxiliary recently awarded Rene D. Powers of Stockton, IL the Mildred R. Knoles Scholarship. Ms. Powers will receive the scholarship at the American Legion Auxiliary Department Convention, on July 14, in Springfield, Illinois. She will receive $1,000 towards tuition at Augustana College next fall. The Illinois American Legion Auxiliary scholarships are judged on the following criteria: Character/Leadership, Essay “What My Education Will Do for Me” / “The Veteran In My Life”, Academic Achievement and Need.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit Durand Gold Star 676 congratulates Rene on her achievement. Rene is the daughter of Amy and Don Powers of Stockton, IL and granddaughter of David (Margie) Meissen of Durand and Dick and Carol Wilke of Davis, IL, and great-granddaughter of Laura (Walter) Zissler.

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LEGALS ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION Public Notice is hereby given that on May 25, 2018, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Stephenson County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: NorAm ABC located at 1330 S. Benson Blvd, Freeport IL 61032. Dated May 25, 2018 VICI R. OTTE Stephenson County Clerk by MELISSA LUY Deputy (Published in The Shopper’s Guide June 6, 13 & 20, 2018)

BY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by the Court in the above entitled cause on April 3, 2018, Sheriff of Stephenson County will on July 19, 2018, in Stephenson County Courthouse 15 N. Galena Ave (West Door), Freeport, IL 61032, at 9:30 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Stephenson, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 2 OF WESTWOOD HILLS FIRST SUBDIVISION IN THE EAST 317583 HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 35, TOWNSHIP 27 NORTH, OF THE FIFTEENTH RANGE 7 EAST OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOURTH PRINCIPAL MESTEPHENSON COUNTY, RIDIAN, SITUATED IN THE ILLINOIS CITY OF FREEPORT, STEFEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION PHENSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS; ACCORDING TO THE (“FANNIE MAE”), PLAT THEREOF RECORDA CORPORATION ED NOVEMBER 29, 1956 IN ORGANIZED AND BOOK F OF PLATS, PAGE 30. EXISTING UNDER THE TAX NO. 18-13-35-279-012 LAWS OF THE UNITED COMMONLY KNOWN AS: STATES OF AMERICA, 1720 West Stephenson Street PLAINTIFF, Freeport, IL 61032 VS. Description of Improvements: KENNETH H SHONS; single family home with atGERALDINE M SHONS; tached 1 car garage. KENNETH H. SHONS, The Judgment amount was TRUSTEE OF THE $67,735.97. KENNETH H. SHONS Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” GENERAL TRUST sale for “CASH”. The successDECLARATION OF TRUST ful bidder must deposit 10% DATED APRIL 17, 2002; down by certified funds; balUNITED STATES OF ance, by certified funds, within AMERICA; UNKNOWN 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. OWNERS AND NONThe subject property is subject RECORD CLAIMANTS, to general real estate taxes, speDEFENDANTS. cial assessments or special tax17 CH 77 es levied against said real estate, 1720 WEST STEPHENSON water bills, etc., and is offered STREET for sale without any represenFREEPORT, IL 61032 tation as to quality or quantity NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further OF FORECLOSURE subject to confirmation by the UNDER ILLINOIS court. MORTGAGE Upon payment in full of the FORECLOSURE ACT bid amount, the purchaser shall PUBLIC NOTICE IS HERE-

receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel. No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file# 263050 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I3088992 (Published in The Shopper’s Guide June 6, 13 & 20, 2018) 317896

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FOR RENT Apartments LENA 1 BEDROOM ground floor. Appliances furnished. Water included. $355/mo. 815-369-2827 Old School Apt. Lena 1 and 2 bedroom units opening in May. Nice apartments, clean and bright. On site laundromat, security entry, cable included with rent. No smoking, no pets. Open to all ages, Sr. Discount. Not the place to look if you like to party and be loud! $390 to $600. Call 815-369-4334


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Electronics Rear Seat Entertainment System out of 2005 Chevy. Includes audiovox, AVD400A, DVD player, three remotes, Two-2 channel automotive infrared headphones. $45.00 OBO. 815-990-3987 Leave a message


Applicants need to have paraprofessional licensure and be able to lift/move up to 50 pounds. To apply: Send letter of interest with credentials to Colleen Fox, Stockton Elementary School Principal, 236 North Pearl Street, Stockton, Illinois 61085 by June 20, 2018. Stockton Middle School Job Vacancy Position: Non-Certified Special Education Aide Position. Position Requirements: Position will involve working with special needs students at the elementary level. Applicants need to have paraprofessional licensure and be able to lift/move up to 50 pounds. To apply: Send letter of interest with credentials to Brad Fox, Stockton Middle School Principal, 500 North Rush Street, Stockton, Illinois 61085 by June 20, 2018.


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Automobiles Wanted

2015 FLAGSTAFF MICROLIGHT 21’ Camper, walk around bed, 1 slide out, power awning, 715-299-7723.

Farm Machinery

AMC CAR WANTED AMX, Javelin, Hornet, Rebel, American performance car. Running or project. Also need AMC parts, memorabilia. 920-540-1756.

Boats 18’ PONTOON w/50 HP Yamaha motor, trailer & cover. 2 seats need repair. $3000.262-895-2096 1980 O’DAY 19’ SAILBOAT boat, motor, trailer, great condition $2,400 630-220-7663.

Misc. For Sale

1990 MELGES MC 16 FOOT Fiberglass Sailboat. Includes sails & trailer. Good condition. Currently on trailer in Delavan Lake area. $400. Call or text me at: 815-482-3602.

Buzz Around LT Scooter Like new $800. Lift chair $500. 815369-2220

2001 TAHOE 202 DECK BOAT 150 Mercury, $8,000 815-5688421

International X Tractor For Sale. Excellent Condition. 815-2912381

22’ SYLVAN CRUISER BOAT, includes trailer, 90 hp Mercury & 5 hp trolling motors & 4 downriggers. Asking $5,600. Call 678895-2100.


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Contact: John Warner 815-291-0591 or 815-947-3011 Send Resumes to: Black Hawk Run, 3501 S. Golf Road., Stockton, IL 61085

Stockton Elementary School Job Vacancy Position:NonCertified Special Education Aide Position. Position Requirements:Position will involve working with special needs students at the elementary level.

THANK YOU to Wa-ton-ye for the special May basket. Also, thanks to my friends for the calls & visits! Joyce Mercer

ROGERS KIT 1970’s black finish. Bearing edges and shells in great condition. Includes 22” bass, 13” mounted tom, 16’ & 18” floor toms. Shell pack only, bass drum has some scuffing. $1000 or best offer. Lots of snares and misc hardware available for purchase also. Call anytime, 815-262-1479, Rockford.

Bartenders & Waitresses Needed Must be 21 or older

Stockton Elementary School Job Vacancy Position: Special Education Preschool Aide Position. Position Requirements: Position will involve working with special needs students at the preschool level. Applicants need to have paraprofessional licensure and be able to lift/move up to 50 pounds. To apply: Send letter of interest with credentials to Colleen Fox, Stockton Elementary School Principal, 236 North Pearl Street, Stockton, Illinois 61085 by June 20, 2018.

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MUSKY/WALLEYE BOAT 1993 18’ Ranger 690 Fisherman, 175 hp Evinrude V6, w/ss prop, 2 axle ranger trailer w/brakes, Minkoota auto pilot, on board charger, runs great, $9,000 OBO, 262-7633209 leave message.

Campers and RVs 1999 Coachman RV Trailer 36’ long, sleeps 6, 2 slides, center island kitchen counter, $5,800 OBO 815-347-0496

ALLIS CHALMERS TRACTOR WD narrow front, good condition. $3,000 plus two 3 bottom mounted plows. $300 each. 262806-5048

I H 1486 Good condition. Priced reduced. 815-291-2381


1985 BLUE HONDA GOLDWING 1200, 55,000 miles, runs good, asking $2,800, leave message 262-878-9229.

2000 HARLEY DAVIDSON HERITAGE SOFTTAIL 17,959 mi., runs great. $7,500 224-237-4536

2005 HARLEY 883 XL, 7320 mi., mid control, windshield, luggage rack & bags. Located in WI Dells area $4300 OBO 262-492-6351

2007 BAJA 250 CC CRUISER with receiver carrier, 9,000 mi., $975, 815-568-8421

Sports/Classic Cars

1988 AMC EAGLE WAGON, 4WD, shift-on-the-fly. AT, PB, PS, PW, PL, wire wheel covers, new tires. Last year of production, 66,000 original miles, $3,500, 262-642-9683.

Trucks & Trailers

15FT. TRAILER Good condition. 262-379-9793

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Stockton Garage Sales Storage Shed Moving Sale South End of Stockton Street. June 16th & 17th, and June 22nd & 23rd, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM All 4 days

1986 MERCURY TOPAZ GS 4 door. Runs good $500 94,000 815-275-8766 2008 TOYOTAA XLE FWD loaded, 1 owner, 176k, $6,995, very good condition, 262-763-2208. 2014 Chevy Silverado Z71 LT Crew Cab. Power windows, locks, & steering. AC. Running boards. Good Condition. 815-369-4638 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium 14,800 mi, heated leather seats, sunroof, back-up camera, driver

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Stockton Heritage Museum 2018 programs The 2018 season has arrived at the Stockton Heritage Museum and several programs are on the schedule. We invite all to join us at the museum at 107 W Front Avenue in Stockton for the following programs. Coming up on June 16, at 2 p.m., Brian “Fox” Ellis will be our presenter on “Black Hawk’s Band: A Native View of Illinois History. His stories will have you sitting around a campfire with Black Hawk – listening to the stories of creation and the legends of his grandfathers. Join storyteller and historian Mr. Ellis at the Stockton Heritage Museum as he tells about his own family’s connection to the Trail of Tears and the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from their ancestral homeland. Travel through time to an encounter with Black Hawk’s Band on the eve of a battle of the Black Hawk War. Fox weaves history with folklore to create a tapestry of symbolic language; drawing the audience into the worldview of Black Hawk.

The presentation includes traditional chants and drumming songs, as well as opportunities to celebrate the First Nations of Illinois, and see the world through Native eyes. Other programs are: July 8- 2 p.m. Abraham Lincoln as presented by George Buss. From Lena, George Buss has been a Lincoln presenter for area schools, historical functions, and has given the Gettysburg Address at Gettysburg for their yearly remembrance. Come join us as “President Lincoln” talks about his experiences. July 21- 10 a.m. Pilots ReunionCome join pilots and folks who love to hear stories the pilots share as they talk about experiences, education, and the history of flying in and around Stockton. August 18- Fall into Stockton. Join us as we celebrate Stockton with other businesses and people who work and live in Stockton. September 29- Homecoming celebrations. The Museum will be open

JDCF and the Galena ARC announce Camp Casper 2018 The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF), in partnership with the Galena ARC, will once again host Camp Casper, an outdoor day camp for children ages 9 to 13, at JDCF’s Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve. This year’s theme is People on the Land. People have lived, worked and played on the land that now makes up Jo Daviess County for over 12,000 years. Campers will take a journey through time to explore the lives of the Native Americans who first inhabited this land, the settlers

who migrated in search of resources and opportunity, and those who live on and work the land as we know it today. The camp will take place from 8:30 – 11:45 a.m. on June 18, 20, 21 and 22. It will run until 2 p.m. on June 19, for a field trip. To register, contact the Galena ARC at 815-7772248 or visit camp-casper. Camp Casper 2018 is generously sponsored by Illinois Bank & Trust and Chestnut Mountain Resort.

for alums and others to visit, reminisce and reacquaint themselves with Stockton. Browse through our collection of yearbooks to remember what your classmates used to look like. Better with age. October- Businesses of Stocktondate to be announced November 10- Annual MeetingProgram to be announced December 1- Christmas Walk with Festival of Trees December 3- Celebrate Illinois200 Years- Cake and Punch

College News

UW-Whitewater’s Bryden of Davis named Academic All-American

Daytona Bryden, a native of Davis, IL, graduate of Hononegah High School and senior on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team, was selected to the 2018 Google Cloud Division III Academic All-America Baseball Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Bryden helped the Warhawk baseball team win the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship for the fifth time in six seasons and claim the program’s 11th straight bid to the NCAA Tournament. UW-Whitewater finished with a 33-8 record, including a 20-4 mark in conference play. Bryden, an outfielder, carried a 3.71 GPA and broke out in 2018 as one of the nation’s top players. He was selected National Position Player of the Year and a consensus first team All-American after finishing with a .488 batting average, 75 runs scored, 17 doubles, nine triples, nine home runs, 29 stolen bases and 41 runs batted in. He was also honored as 2017-18 UW-Whitewater Chancellor’s Scholar-Athletes last month for their outstanding academic performance. To be recognized on the Academic All-America Team, student-athletes must have garnered first team Academic All-District accolades, which required sophomore standing, status as a starter or key reserve for the team and a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA.

Upper Iowa University 2018 Spring Dean’s List

Upper Iowa University has announced the Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester. To be honored, a student must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student. The honored students and their respective majors include Emily Frank of Elizabeth, Conservation Mgmt; Clayton Lieb of Pearl City, Business Admin; Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree COURTESY PHOTO The Scoop Today/Shopper’s Guide programs to about 5,800 students-naCamp Casper attendees will take a journey through time to explore tionally and internationally-at its the lives of the Native Americans that first inhabited this land, the Fayette, Iowa, campus, 20 U.S. edsettlers that migrated in search of resources and opportunity, and ucation centers, as well as centers in those who live on and work the land as we know it today. Malaysia and Hong Kong.

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Stockton WA TAN YE presented the Stockton Township Library with a check for $100. Each year the WA TAN YE Association offers library grants, available through each club. The WA TAN YE Association consists of 10 clubs throughout Iowa & Illinois. Funds from the grant are requested by the library for print or non-print materials or programs which will benefit service to their patrons. The grant has a maximum of $100. This year the Stockton Library will be using its grant for new audio books. Sandy Heller co-president of Stockton WTY and Kim Scace, library director are pictured

New fitness classes at Senior Resource Center

The Senior Resource Center is offering three new fitness classes starting in June. All sessions are drop-in and people may attend those classes that fit their schedule. The classes join the long-standing yoga class -- which has moved to Wednesdays at 4:40 p.m. All are held at the Senior Activity Center, 216 E. Stephenson St. The new classes are: Dance Fitness Mondays at 10 a.m., starting June 11 Malasia Jordan of JGA Dance will begin teaching a new dance fitness class geared to older active adults who are interested in relearning the great dances from other eras in particular the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s such as the Charleston, the Swim, the Mashed Potato and more. It will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays starting June 11. Class will not be held June 18. Cost is $5 per class, to be collected at start of each session. Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. Cardio & Strength Fitness Wednesdays, at 9 a.m. A new Cardio & Strength Fitness class led by Jayne Buisker is set for 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Senior Activity Center. Buisker leads similar classes at other facilities in the area. The class provides aerobic heart conditioning and focuses on building strength and flexibility. Participants work at their own pace. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes and bring a water bottle. The fee for this class is $5 and will be

collected at the start of each session. Tai Chi Thursdays, at 10 a.m. Tai Chi will be held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Senior Activity Center. Robin Natanel of Robin’s Mindful Nest will be teaching the class based on the ancient Chinese tradition that focuses on increasing balance, muscle strength and flexibility. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothing. The fee for this class is $5 and will be collected at the start of each class. Natanel recently moved to Freeport from Massachusetts where she taught tai chi at area senior centers, independent and assisted living facilities, memory care units, corporations, and privately for the past 14 years. She teaches a “modified” form of tai chi that she has altered even further to maximize benefits from the practice, and believes it is good for helping people relieve stress, pain, Parkinson’s disease, and to improve balance. Yoga Wednesdays, at 4:40 p.m. Yoga class has moved to every Wednesday from 4:40 to 5:20 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center. The class is led by Dr. Julie Smith, a chiropractor and naturopath of AIH Complementary Medicine. Increased endurance, strength, flexibility, and relaxation are some of the proven benefits of yoga. Bring a yoga mat or towel with you to class. The fee for this class is $5 and will be collected at the start of each session.

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Join the U of I Ext. Butterfly Club Butterflies are fun to watch, but did you know that they also serve a critical purpose to our environment? Butterflies and other pollinators, pollinate over 75% of the world’s flowering plants. Evidence suggests that the number of pollinators found today are declining. Join the University of Illinois Extension during this six-session series that will focus on butterflies. All youth, ages 10 and up, are invited to be a part of the Butterfly Club which will begin on June 21. “Monarchs are easily recognizable and undertake a magical, almost unbelievable yearly migration that spans the continent and occurs over 4 generations COURTESY PHOTOS Shopper’s Guide

Last day

Preschool programs at Lena-Winslow Elementary celebrate their final day of preschool with songs, treats, and family.

Lena Sons of the American Legion open raffle sales

The Sons of the American Legion in Lena are once again selling raffle tickets for the month of July. Tickets are $10 each and your ticket gets put back into the pot and is eligible every day. No more than 800 tickets will be sold. During the month of July, one ticket will be drawn every day but Sunday. July 4th the winner gets $500. Saturdays the winner gets $100 and weekdays the winner gets $50. The proceeds from this raffle goes to sponsor The American Legion Baseball team, Boys State, Girls State, and other Legion programs. For tickets or more information, please call 815-369-4684 or visit

Beyond the expected.®

Boat + Water = Relaxation and Fun! Nothing takes your cares away like a peaceful cruise around the lake. Before you set sail, be sure to ask your local Pekin Insurance® agent about boat coverage. Then you really can let your worries drift away with the tide. Pekin Insurance offers coverage for sailing, outboard, inboard/ outdrive, and inboard* vessels. Visit our website and click on “Request at Quote” WWW.PEKININSURANCE.COM Make sure your boat is equipped with appropriate safety devices for you and all of your passengers. Please boat responsibility.

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of butterflies. They are truly fascinating creatures with the ability to inspire youth to care more about preserving our natural world and the mysteries within. We are super excited to pull together these six mornings of fun, interactive activities to highlight the beautiful Monarch butterfly,” says Jackie de Batista, 4-H Youth Development Educator. During this series, participants will gain knowledge of butterfly habitats, butterfly behaviors, and gardening to encourage butterfly populations. This will be a handson series in which participants will raise Monarch butterflies from eggs in our very own butterfly house. Participants will watch their development and will also learn to tag butterflies in preparation for their migration to Mexico. Other activities will include planting, painting, a field trip to Wapello Nature Area, making a pinata, sombreros, morph puppets, playing games, and learning to make recyclable pots. To end the series, participants will have a lunch and tag and release party for

the butterflies. Participants can register for three sessions of their choice for only $15 or they can attend all six sessions for $25. Each session will meet from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office located at 204 Vine St., Elizabeth, IL. Pre-Registration is required and spots are limited. To see a detailed schedule or register, please call 815858-2273 or visit us online at http:// jsw.

Lena Farmers Market opens

The Lena Farmer’s Market will be held every Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. in the downtown Lena parking lot. In May, the market will feature hanging baskets, annual bedding plants, vegetable plants and more. The market will also offer a variety of baked goods. Plan to join the Lena Farmers Market on Wednesday, May 9, to check out their early season offerings.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STEPHENSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE MAE”), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF, VS. KENNETH H SHONS; GERALDINE M SHONS; KENNETH H. SHONS, TRUSTEE OF THE KENNETH H. SHONS GENERAL TRUST DECLARATION OF TRUST DATED APRIL 17, 2002; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS. 17 CH 77 1720 WEST STEPHENSON STREET FREEPORT, IL 61032 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by the Court in the above entitled cause on April 3, 2018, Sheriff of Stephenson County will on July 19, 2018, in Stephenson County Courthouse 15 N. Galena Ave (West Door), Freeport, IL 61032, at 9:30 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Stephenson, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 18-13-35-279-012 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1720 West Stephenson Street Freeport, IL 61032 Description of Improvements: single family home with attached 1 car garage. The Judgment amount was $67,735.97. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments

or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel. No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file# 263050 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I3088992 (Published in The Shopper’s Guide June 6, 13 & 20, 2018) 317897

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Mighty Richland Players present ‘Opal’s Husband’ The Mighty Richland Players in Orangeville will be presenting, “Opal’s Husband,” a play written by John Patrick and directed by Amy Jo Beitol. Another show in the Opal trilogy, this is the further adventures of Opal Kronkie. Opal tries to round up a husband for her friend Rosie and answers a lonely hearts ad placed by, “Mister Handsome,” who, when he shows up, proves to be a ninetyfive-year-old escapee from a nurs-

ing home. When Rosie rejects her would-be suitor, Opal reluctantly agrees to marry him in order to keep the old man from the clutches of his scheming daughter. The cast comes from around the area and includes Sandy Sweitzer, Reynold Nolan, Mary Jo Frederick, Melanie Frederick, and Ron Pallek, Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through the ticket office at 815-819-1310. Show dates are Friday and Saturday - June 22,

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23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. As usual, the theater’s famous apple cider will be part of the refreshments and a wonderful dessert will be offered. For more information on the show or the rental of the building, please call the ticket office

Area Financial Representative Steven Rothschadl honored

COUNTRY Financial Representative Steven Rothschadl of Lena has earned a position on the insurance group’s distinguished All American team. Rothschadl is among a select group of top COUNTRY Financial agency managers and financial representatives who qualified for the award. COUNTRY Financial has more than 2,000 agency managers and financial representatives in 17 states. All American is awarded each year by COUNTRY Financial to agency managers and financial representatives who have excelled in identifying insurance products and financial solutions that fit the needs of their customers. Agency managers and financial representatives who receive the award provide outstanding service to their customers. Rothschadl serves customers from his office at 202 S Schuyler St in Lena. The office phone number is 815-369-4581.

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